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5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Ice, snow, and freezing temperatures can make life more challenging for seniors during the winter months. Slippery walkways and bone-chilling colds can lead to serious injuries and illnesses, particularly for older adults. These tips for winter can help keep seniors safe. Dress Warm to Prevent Hypothermia Hypothermia is a risk

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Mental Health Care: Is It Covered by Medicare?

Medicare covers screening for depression, once a year, at no cost. Medicare also covers various other types of mental health services. A person on Medicare may feel depressed, particularly during the pandemic, when they have been less willing or able to engage in the usual social activities or spending time

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How to Choose the Right Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare supplement plans come in various shapes and sizes – and there is no “one size fits all” plan. These plans help with the out-of-pocket costs not covered by Original Medicare such as copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. Choosing the right plan requires looking at your budget and what plan would

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Lung Cancer and Medicare

Steps to Take After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S., second only to heart disease.  If you have received a lung cancer diagnosis, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and feeling more than a little overwhelmed. You might be worried about

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How Hospice Works with Medicare

Get the Facts About Hospice Care and Medicare

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospice care is compassionate end-of-life care. It includes services intended to provide comfort for terminally ill individuals. Palliative care is specialized medical care, performed to relieve pain and stress, with a focus on the needs of the patient, not on the prognosis.

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Learn to Recognize Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Tips for Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare fraud is committed when someone knowingly deceives Medicare to get payment or a higher payment than the healthcare provider is entitled to receive. Medicare abuse occurs with practices resulting in unnecessary costs for Medicare. Examples include overcharging for supplies or services, misusing billing codes, or billing for unnecessary services. 

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What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke

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Businessman over 65 years old reviewing Medicare options

Do I Have to Retire to Be Eligible for Medicare?

The average retirement age is increasing because many households would not be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise. Fortunately, you can enroll in Medicare while you are still working. You become eligible for Medicare at age 65, whether or not you

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Granddaughter and grandmother celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

5 Tips to Take Care of Our Senior Citizens

Today is National Senior Citizens Day. Every year on August 21, the day is set aside to honor the older adults in our lives. President Ronald Regan proclaimed this holiday in 1988 to raise awareness of issues affecting seniors and their quality of life. Many senior citizens today continue in

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